5-Day Vancouver to Kelowna, Revelstoke, Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefield, Maligne Lake and Jasper National Park Tour

Tour Code: GOL-VAN-203
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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5-Day Vancouver to Kelowna, Revelstoke, Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefield, Maligne Lake and Jasper National Park Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Tue, Thu, Sun

Highlights :

Explore the great wonders of the Kamloops Sunmore Ginseng Factory.

Visit the Last Spike and Bow Falls.

Explore the great Glacier National Park and all that it has to offer.

Visit the Columbia Ice Icefield and take a ride on the Banff Gondola.

Experience the beauty of nature and take a look at the Hoodoos. 

  • For schedules departing on  07/06/2023, an additional fee of $200 each room will be charged.

Itinerary

In the morning, we will first head to the Hope Town, and then pass through the town of Merritt and head to visit the famous local "VQA" rare wine winery. Shortly after, we will head to Kelowna: the hometown of fruits in BC and pass by the Okanagan Lake. Following, we will visit the famous local Vernon Planet Bee Honey Farm. Finally, we will return back to Revelstoke.

 

Itinerary:

Vancouver → Hope Town (30 mins) → Merritt (Pass by) → Kelowna → Grizzli Winery (45 mins) → Okanagan Lake (Pass by) → Vernon Plannet Bee Honey Farm (30 mins) → Revelstoke / Salmon Arm

 

Hotel: Hilltop Inn Salmon Arm Or Comfort Inn & Suites Salmon Arm Or Sandman Hotel Revelstoke Or similar.


Attractions

Okanagan Lake, BC

Okanagan Lake is a fabulously deep, large and worth seeing lake in Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada. This 135 km large, mesmerizing lake is 4-5 km wide with a rim of nature in its most awesome form.

Vernon, BC

The Southern Interior Region of British Columbia has a famous city known as Vernon. It is a small city with merely 40,000 people (in 2013). The humid continental climate make it ideal tour destination in winter.

In the morning, we will pass through the famous Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. Following, join us for an epic scenic drive to Yoho National Park! Shortly after, we will head to the Banff National Park! First, we will have a nice lunch, and we will go to the Louise Lake to enjoy the beautiful scenic views of Louise Lake. Next, we will take the Banff Gondola to have a panoramic view of Banff. Following, we will take a visit to the beautiful Moraine Lake. Then we will go to see the famous Bow Falls. Finally join us and relax yourself in Banff Town! 

 

Itinerary:

Revelstoke / Salmon Arm → Glacier National Park (Pass-by) → Yoho National Park (Pass-by) → Banff National Park → Lake Louise (120 mins, including lunch time and sightseeing time)→ Moraine Lake (15 mins) → Banff Gondola (60 mins) → Bow Falls (15 mins) → Banff Town (60 mins)

 

Special Note:
1. The opening time of Moraine Lake is from mid-June to mid-October. If it is not open during the tour, the scenic spot will be cancelled, and the tour time of Louise Lake will be increased accordingly.

 

Hotel: Irwin's Mountain Inn Or Red Carpet Inn Or similar.


Attractions

Banff National Park, AB

Banff National Park is world premium destination having mountains, valleys, glaciers, meadows, forests and rivers. Camping, hiking, evening programs and explorers programs for kids are the major highlights.

Banff Town, AB

You can experience the spectacular beauty of Canadian Rock Mountains, glacial lakes, wildlife, hot springs and the best authentic art and cultural blend in the small town of Banff.

Bow Falls, AB

Twisting its way through tall mountains, Bow falls makes a picturesque view. Walk along the trail to get to the top of the rushing waterfall.

The lake in the state of Montana has a park known as Glacier National Park. It has abundant wildlife and diverse landscapes. The park remains open 24 hours a day.

Lake Louise, AB

It is actually a hamlet located in the national park of Banff in the Rockies which are popular for the glacier fed lake, turquoise and high peaks.

Moraine Lake, AB

Refers to a lake located in the Banff National Park, the lake is primarily located in Ten Peaks valley. Statistically the lake has an elevation of 6183 feet approximately, with an area of 50 ha.

Yoho National Park, BC

The Western Continental Divide Slope in British Columbia at the Rocky Mountains of Canada is known as Yoho National Park. The park was established in the year of 1886.

Depart from the Banff Hotel in the morning, overlooking the Crow's Claw Glacier along the way. The first thing you will visit is Bow Lake, where the silhouette of the Rocky Mountains is clearly reflected on the lake. You can visit the lakeside Num-Ti-Jah Inn and learn the story of legendary Rocky Mountain guide Jimmy Thompson. Then came to Peyto Lake, the maple-leaf-shaped lake is like a blue ribbon inlaid in the Rocky Mountain valley. Then drive on the beautiful No. 93 Icefield Avenue to Columbia Glacier. Take an ice snowmobile and walk on the Athabasca Glacier to experience the beauty of nature accumulated over hundreds of millions of years; you can also step on the 280-meter-high Skywalk to have a panoramic view of the Sunwapta Valley. Then go to Athabasca Falls, which was formed by the erosion of ice and snow, with a drop of 23 meters. Finally, drive to the hotel in Jasper town for check-in.

 

Itinerary:

Banff → Crow's Claw Glacier (pass by, overlooking) → Bow Lake (30 mins) → Peyto Lake (20 mins) → Icefields Avenue (pass by) → Icefield Center Lunch (optional, 60 mins) → Icefield Snowmobile & Skywalk ( 150 mins) → Athabasca Falls (30 mins) → Jasper

 

Special Note:
1. In case Peyto Lake is closed due to force majeure factors such as maintenance and weather, the itinerary will go to Waterflow Lake.

 

Hotel: Lobstick Lodge Or Marmot Lodge Jasper Or Athabasca Hotel Or similar.


Attractions

Columbia Icefield, AB

Columbia Icefield, AB Cain the Rocky Mountains of North America, the largest icefield is known as Columbia Icefield. It has the elevation of 3000 meters and located in Alberta.

Peyto Lake, AB

The beautiful Banff National Park in Canadian Rockies has a glacier-fed lake known as Peyto Lake. The parkway ice fields are simply accessible from this location.

Depart from the hotel, pass through Wuyao Lake, and arrive at Maligne Lake, the second largest glacial lake in the world. Take a cruise on Maligne Lake to swim on the lake, and slowly approach the "place where God meets" - Elf Island. Then head to the longest and deepest Maligne Canyon in the Rocky Mountains. The canyon was formed by the erosion of glaciers, and the deep rocks are fascinating.

 

Itinerary:

Jasper → Maligne Lake (you can take a cruise at your own expense, 90 mins) → Elf Island → Maligne Canyon (30 mins) → Lunch (at your own expense, you can add a buffet at the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Restaurant, 60 mins) → Banff

 

Special Note:

1. If the Maligne Lake Cruise is not open due to seasonal or weather reasons, the itinerary will be replaced by Pyramid Lake and Patricia Lake

 

Hotel: Banff Caribou Lodge Or Banff Ptarmigan Inn Or Canalta Lodge Or The Rundlestone Lodge Or similar.


Attractions

Jasper National Park, AB

The Jasper National Park is the largest national park in Canada, it is spread on an area of 10,878 km2. The park is a really beautiful place and has all things like springs, lakes and waterfalls.

Jasper Town, AB

Jasper Town is the center of the Jasper National Park and is a specialized municipality in Western Alberta. Jasper Town was officially recognized and established on 20th July 2001.

Today, you will start the free travel mode of Banff town, you can roam the town freely, walk into any boutique, you can find local souvenirs or delicious snacks, or participate in our carefully prepared various Activities at their own expense. Optional activities do not include transportation and tour guide services, and guests are responsible for their own transportation expenses.

Optional activities recommended:

  • Stroll through the Cave and Basin National Historic Site (at your own expense), learn about the history of the birth of Banff National Park, and explore the process of changing historical sites. 13,000 years of history and humanistic complex have been deposited here, so you might as well calm down and feel its inner vigorous power.
  • Enjoy a British-style afternoon tea (BSH afternoon Tea) in the world cultural heritage Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel), with the Bow Valley as the background, enjoying the food and scenery. (Experience time: about 1.5 hours)
  • Don't take the usual way, check in Lake Minnewanka (Lake Minnewanka), the filming location of the Hollywood blockbuster "The Revenant", and take a Lake Minnewanka cruise to find the beautiful scenery in the promotional film of the Tourism Bureau; take #6 from the town of Banff Bus No. 1 goes to the boarding point for free. (Experience time: about 2-2.5 hours, of which about 1 hour by boat)
  • Participate in the Hoodoos Boat Tour on the Bow River, and the scenery is like a movie. (Activity time: about 1 hour)
  • Take a retro sightseeing car, start the legendary tour of Banff, and use a special form to start a journey with a sense of the times. (Activity time: about 1 hour)

 

Kind Reminder:
1. Gather at the entrance of Banff Canalata Lodge Hotel (Address: 545 Banff Ave #1B5, Banff, AB T1L 1B5) at about 5 pm, and take the shuttle bus back to Calgary. Depending on the time of activities, the arrival time in Banff and Calgary may change, please understand.
2. If you need to connect with a flight leaving Calgary that night, please book a flight departing after 21:30 to avoid delaying your itinerary.
3. The sequence of the itinerary may be adjusted under the condition that the service quality remains unchanged.



  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.


What's Excluded

  VCR Mandatory Fee: Adult, Senior $168 and child $104.

 Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Airport pickup service charges $12/person.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $12 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
5-Day Meal, BA $273.00 $213.00 $273.00
BSH afternoon Tea, BC $105.00 $105.00 $105.00
Hoodoos Boat Tour, BC $59.00 $26.00 $59.00
Lake Minnewanka Cruise, AB $50.00 $33.00 $50.00
Legendary Banff, BA $37.00 $25.00 $37.00
Maligne Lake Cruise, AB $69.00 $45.00 $69.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 50 E Pender St, Chinatown Chinese Culture Centre Vancouver, BC V6A 3V6, Canada at 06:50 AM.
  • 8811 River Road, (River Rock Hotel and Casino - Richmond, BC) Richmond, BC V6X 3P8 at 7:30 AM.
  • 5812 Cambie St, (on Cambie St & 42nd Ave) West Vancouver, BC at 7:45 AM.
  • 2829-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A9, (HSBC Bank Crystal Mall) Burnaby, Canada at 8:00 AM
  • 1301 Lougheed Hwy, (Real Canadian Superstore) Coquitlam, BC V3K 6P9, Canada at 08:30 AM.
  • 15105 105 Ave, Surrey, BC V3R 7G8, Guildford Recreation Centre Canada at 8:50 AM

Return Location

  • 545 Banff Ave #1B5(Canalta Lodge), Banff, AB T1L 1B5, CA
  • 209 4th Ave SE, (Delta Calgary Downtown), Calgary AB T2G 0C6, CA
  • 1316 33rd St NE, (Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza), Calgary AB T2A 6B6, CA
  • Kindly book your return flights from Calgary International Airport (YYC) after 9:30PM.

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred.

Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  More than 30 days prior to the departure date, a service charge of CAD$25 per person will be fully refunded.

⇒  16 to 29 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  Within 15 days prior to departure, 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date and unable to join the tour for any reason including COVID.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations. 

Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date. 

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

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